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connection

[ kuh-nek-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF connection

Synonyms for connection

  • contact
  • network
  • relation
  • acquaintance
  • agent
  • ally
  • associate
  • association
  • friend
  • go-between
  • intermediary
  • kin
  • kindred
  • kinship
  • mentor
  • messenger
  • reciprocity
  • relative
  • sponsor
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Antonyms for connection

  • antagonist
  • enemy
  • foe
  • opponent
  • stranger
  • disconnection
  • gap
  • opening
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONNECTION

I recur to it here as a plausible suggestion only, in connection with my theme.

There was nothing mercenary in his connection with politics.

The smile grew in the short interval before the connection was made.

The names of this phallic deity show his connection with the Sun.

What connection exists between the sixth and seventh petitions?

Are you perfectly sure there is nothing I need do for you in that connection?

This proposition is one of keen interest in connection with aviation.

Love and marriage were hardly within her imagination in connection with him.

So you began your connection with us by stealing the French gun designs.

Screwed the top on tight, which would make the connection, and then forgot the time.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., conneccion, later connexioun (mid-15c.), from Old French connexion, from Latin connexionem (nominative connexio) "a binding or joining together," from *connexare, frequentative of conectere "to fasten together, to tie, join together," from com- "together" (see com-) + nectere "to bind, tie" (see nexus).

Spelling shifted from connexion to connection (especially in American English) mid-18c. under influence of connect, abetted by affection, direction, etc.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONNECTION

access

nounadmission, means of entry, approach
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